In Touch

Welcome, Hudson Valley to IN TOUCH, the public affairs and issues program. In Touch is hosted and produced by Conor Walsh and Paty Quinn. It is a weekly program about and for the local Hudson Valley community.

CAPE Receives New York State Opioid Response Grant
CAPE Receives New York State Opioid Response Grant
CAPE Receives New York State Opioid Response Grant
This week on In Touch, we speak Dora Celestino and Mike Balles from the Council on Addiction Preventions and Education, CAPE for short. We talk about their latest New York State Opioid Response Grant, and how they are using this recognition to benefit their youth intervention programs.
Film Company in the Hudson Valley Geared Towards Educating Youth
Film Company in the Hudson Valley Geared Towards Educating Youth
Film Company in the Hudson Valley Geared Towards Educating Youth
This week on In Touch, we speak with Stephen Velichko from Peers Influence Peers Partnership. They are an amazing film company that is celebrating 30 years sharing stories of perseverance and strength! They teach and empower students and young adults how to create films from the ground up and give incredible hands-on filming experience!
Documentary Filmed In The Hudson Valley Features World-Class Musi
Documentary Filmed In The Hudson Valley Features World-Class Musi
Documentary Filmed In The Hudson Valley Features World-Class Musi
We are shedding some light on musician and host of the highly-acclaimed show Home From Here, John Burton. Not just that, but John is the creator of The Lifted Project, a documentary being shot in the Hudson Valley that is connecting the arts with local organizations, and "lifting" groups such as Hudson River Housing, Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth, Hudson Valley Animal Rescue, and Kidney4Clark. John and I talk about the song "We Won't Be Broken," which is at the center of the documentary, and how it has been a transformative time for him and all the individuals involved. We also discuss how John has used Home From Here to be a platform for both music and mental health.
New York Charity Turned Crisis Into Mighty Mental Health Crusade
New York Charity Turned Crisis Into Mighty Mental Health Crusade
New York Charity Turned Crisis Into Mighty Mental Health Crusade
This week on In Touch, we speak with Donna Thomas of James’s Warr;ors. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we talk about how Donna uses her platform to spread mental health awareness to schools and the community. Donna recounts her story losing her son James, and how she is using her story to save lives.
Hudson Valley Actress Shines In Latest Film, 'Queen Of Knives'
Hudson Valley Actress Shines In Latest Film, 'Queen Of Knives'
Hudson Valley Actress Shines In Latest Film, 'Queen Of Knives'
Golden Globe nominated actress and Hudson, NY resident Mel Harris, known for roles in ABC's 'Thirtysomething,' NBC's 'Something So Right,' and Hulu's 'Shut Eye,' gives us an exclusive interview on her latest film 'Queen of Knives."
Dutchess County is in Desperate Need For Formal Health Aids
Dutchess County is in Desperate Need For Formal Health Aids
Dutchess County is in Desperate Need For Formal Health Aids
This week on In Touch, we speak with Jennifer Perris from AtYourHome LLC, a concierge home healthcare company that provides at home help for the elderly as well as acute medical emergency and needs assistance. Jennifer and I talk about the difference between formal and informal caregiving, and the landscape of the medical field in the Hudson Valley post-pandemic.
The Croce Legacy: AJ Croce Honors Father At Hudson Valley Theater
The Croce Legacy: AJ Croce Honors Father At Hudson Valley Theater
The Croce Legacy: AJ Croce Honors Father At Hudson Valley Theater
AJ Croce and his “Croce Plays Croce 50th Anniversary Tour” returns to the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater on Thursday, May 2nd. I got an exclusive interview with AJ ahead of the show, talking about love, loss, and his father, Jim Croce's legacy.
Hollywood Icon Clint Howard Makes Appearance in Hudson Valley
Hollywood Icon Clint Howard Makes Appearance in Hudson Valley
Hollywood Icon Clint Howard Makes Appearance in Hudson Valley
Before Clint Howard makes a guest appearance on CBS's "The Bold and the Beautiful," he spoke with us in the Hudson Valley to talk about working with CBS, plus his classic roles in Star Trek and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Mental Health Awareness Celebration Returns to Warwick, New York
Mental Health Awareness Celebration Returns to Warwick, New York
Mental Health Awareness Celebration Returns to Warwick, New York
This week on In Touch, we speak with Hannah McCarthy and Judy Battista from Warwick Cares. Warwick Cares is a community project comprised of volunteer individuals, groups, and local organizations who want to help save lives by addressing mental health and suicide prevention within their communities. We speak about their upcoming Mental Health Awareness Celebration on Saturday, May 4th, along with their Starfish Socials and other programs.

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